Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 353–356 | Cite as

Theory of susceptibility of a-Ge and a-Si

  • A Mookerjee
  • S C Agarwal


We propose a model of the thin films of a-Ge and a-Si with microvoids as frustrated spin glasses. Within this model the various qualitative aspects of the experimental results can be reasonably explained.


Magnetic properties amorphous semiconductors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A Mookerjee
    • 1
  • S C Agarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia

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